Claiming a grant through the self-employment income support scheme (SEISS)

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant.

You must make your claim on or before 29 January 2021.

To make a claim for the third grant your business must have been impacted by coronavirus on or after 1 November 2020. You can make a claim for the third grant if you’re eligible, even if you did not make a claim for the first or second.

Who can claim

You must meet all the eligibility criteria to claim the third grant. Make sure you check this before submitting your claim.

What you will need to make your claim

You will need your:

  • Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password
  • UK bank details including account number, sort code, name on the account and address linked to the account

Only provide bank account details where a Bacs payment can be accepted.

You may also need to answer questions about your passport, driving licence or information held on your credit file.

How to claim

You must make your claim between 30 November 2020 and 29 January 2021.

You must make the claim yourself. **You must not ask a tax agent or adviser to claim on your behalf as this will trigger a fraud alert, which will delay your payment.

Published 13 May 2020
Last updated 9 December 2020
**Although you have to make your claim yourself, we can help and provide advice if you need it. Contact us on 0161 9263675 or email jack@emmersonaccounts.co.uk